Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wine, usually of a low grade, such as is customarily served at an ordinary. See ordinary, n., 6.
“And I think that the threat is that we are seeing the values/tactics of “vin ordinaire” being applied to ratings-seeking luxury brands – and in THAT I think we have a problem, because people expect integrity from that product.”
“Conversely, the potential wine consumer needed to appreciate that decent vin ordinaire/vin de table could be produced in the U.S. that was a definite improvement on Inglenook and Almaden.”
“BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In 2025, Robert Gu, poet extra-ordinaire, is cured of Alzheimer's, but at the cost of his talent.”
“Anonymous - Champagne makes a pain ordinaire and a pain levain.”
“Even the name, "wines of the country," with its implication of a specific rural place, gave new respect to what had been thought inconsequential; and it sounded better than vin ordinaire or vin de table.”
“All the cheaper wines, according to Boris, were corked vin ordinaire.”
“The lightest of these wines contain about 18 degrees of spirit, whereas, as you know, an 'ordinaire' has only about 8, and a burgundy not more than 11 or 12.”
“For diabetes sufferers, the 'menu du jour' will include half a bottle of red vin ordinaire, following what Lansley will call "unimpeachable" research proving that such treatment contributes to their care.”
“Français · Équateur: Un braquage ordinaire dans un autobus de Guayaquil”
“Happily for Liebling, he had "just enough money" -- that is, he had to think hard whether to spend the six francs he had earmarked for dinner on a better wine and a lesser beef or settle for vin ordinaire and a "generous, sanguine contre-filet.”
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